Flushed three grouse broods on a hike today on sgl within a 1/2 mile of one another
First had 4 chicks, second had 7, and third had 3... best I could count. First and third broods were weak flying, very small..second brood seemed stronger. Surprisingly all mamas had broken wings... go figure.
Would love to see A grouse comeback, I loved hunting for them as a kid but have not hunted them at all for at least 10 years. I saw one on game lands near my house the end of April while out trout fishing and that is the first one I have seen in 5 years. I was more excited to see the grouse than the I was with the 5 trout I caught that day.